President Obama to announce deployment of 250 troops to fight IS

U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to announce on Monday his intention to send up to 250 military personnel to Syria, sharply boosting the American presence there to help in the fight against Islamic State, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The newspaper, citing U.S. officials, said the move would increase the number of American military personnel operating in Syria to about 300. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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